Get Creative Therapy, LLC Kristy Baker, MSSA, LCSW
Get Creative Therapy, LLCKristy Baker, MSSA, LCSW

Therapy

I provide therapy for children, families and individuals.  My approach is ecletcic, playful, creative and fun.  I practice from a Social Work perspective, taking into account all of the relationships, stressors, strengths and support a person has surrounding them.  I utilize an individualized, trauma-informed approach, using a combination of the following techniques, depending on each person's needs.

 

I utilize many therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Arts
  • Play Therapy
  • Sensory Play
  • Behavior Modification
  • Brainspotting

 

My two specialties are Anxiety Disorders and managing Life's Transitions (college, career, relationships, creative block).  We can often be so resistant to change, staying stuck in our current thinking, and keeping us stuck.  Learning how to disconnect from our negative, limiting and judgmental thoughts is a challenging, but rewarding journey.   Creativity and expressive arts are an AmaZing way to get to know oneself and practice mindfulness.    

 

I also work with patients who struggle with:

  • Autism/Aspergers
  • Sensory Processing
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Teenage issues
  • Women's issues
  • LGBTQ
  • Inspiration/Creativity coaching
  • Stress management
  • Social and communication skills
  • Parenting skills and support  

 

When working with children, parents are always involved in the process.  This may include some or all of the following:  participating in sessions; attending parent check-in meetings; therapeutic homework or at-home play sessions.  The goal of therapy is not to fix anyone, but to instead, discover the personality, learning style, strengths and challenges of make us each unique.  Getting to know ourself (and our children) on a deeper level will strengthen relationships.  

 

Adult clients may choose to pursue more traditional methods of talk therapy, or utilize the expressive arts to get in touch with feelings, inspiration and muses.  

 

This journey is a partnership, between willing parents and kids (or adults) and myself.  A partnership where safety, honesty and open communication is valued and honored.  Collaborative sharing of information will empower parents to parent in a new, confident and effective manner.  Please contact me using the form on the CONTACT page.  I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Click here to see my profile on Psychology Today's find a therapist website.

"The best use of imagination is creativity.  The worst use of imagination is anxiety."  

                       -Deepak Chopra

1425 W Elliot Road, Suite 204  

Gilbert AZ  85233  

602.428.8640

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